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Windows 7: GeForce GT 220 display periodically goes black

06 Feb 2010   #1
blillard

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 
GeForce GT 220 display periodically goes black

I'm running Windows 7 and connecting my 1GB GeForce GT 220's HDMI output to a HP w2207h HD monitor. There are times when my video display goes black for about 2 seconds and then returns. I notice it most in IE8 when using the mouse rollerball to scroll down a long web page. Another time it happens a lot is when I hover over the taskbar thumbnails and try to jump between applications. It will simply go completely black for about 2 seconds and then switch to selected application.

The behavior is very similar to my home entertainment system. I use my amplifier to switch between inputs that are all routed via HDMI to my HDTV. When I switch the input from my Blu-Ray DVD to my Cable TV, the screen goes black for a couple of seconds while it is switching.

The behavior in Windows 7 is similar. Could this be just a bad video card or maybe a HDMI issue or just something screwed up in Windows 7?

Any input I can get from you would be greatly appreciated.

Thx


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06 Feb 2010   #2
key4you

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

CAN U TELL ME YOUR
Experience with 220?

i m planing to buy it
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07 Feb 2010   #3
blillard

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

I can't give you an valid evaluation. It could be the source of my problem with the screen blacking out or it might be a Windows 7 issue or it could be a hdmi issue. I was hoping someone else might have experienced the same and then have some valuable input for me. All I can tell you was that it is priced right and the display is great - when it's not going black on me.
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15 Jul 2010   #4
LaZinga

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having this same issue, down to the video card model and the OS. The monitor is a Hannspree HF207 and the HDMI cable is by Rosewill.
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02 Aug 2010   #5
LaZinga

Windows 7
 
 

Hey blillard, if you're still having this problem, try changing your refresh rate.
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03 Aug 2010   #6
blillard

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 
Refresh rate

I will try that. It's really odd, the problem seems to be worst after I reboot. After a couple of days of leaving the computer on, the problem goes away. I'll try changing the refresh rate. Thanks.
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04 Aug 2010   #7
Nithryok

windows 7 x64
 
 

I think it has to do with the hdmi out of the gpu, I think it is firts checking for vga cables, then dvi and then hdmi, the black screen is what you see when its searching for its output device and I think it searches in the order above. I also think that their is a setting that you can change the will switch the "looking for output device" option so that it starts on hdmi.
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05 Aug 2010   #8
blillard

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

You could very well be right about the searching. It certainly behaves that way. I'll see if there is a way to assign the output and eliminate the searching. Thx.
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17 Jan 2011   #9
Festro

Vista premium 32bit
 
 
Cards fault

Hey I have the same card I think it might be a heat problem I also get a BoSD
about atkosdmini.dll it usually triggers during 3d game movies like titan quest intro
I would get another altho asus other devices might be cause of bsod so says other forums
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